Products that mimic oestrogen and drive our body haywire


Products made from polystyrene, like those seen here, are associated with EDCs. — Photos: Filepic

A growing body of research is showing that our reproductive health may be affected by a range of chemicals present both in the environment and within consumer products.

These chemicals are known as endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) – substances that have been linked to an increased incidence of early puberty, pregnancy disorders and other reproductive health abnormalities.

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